June 24 - Today we hosted the Pro MX Showdown, which guaranteed $600 to win for the bike and sled riders. We also ran the Vivian’s Vision Race for a Cure Jr. dragster race which pitted both classes of Jr. Dragster racers all racing against each other for the chance of winning. Unfortunately the rains came in the afternoon and we were not able to complete all the final rounds. Here are some of the results.
Vivian's Vision Race for a Cure
In the Vivian’s Vision race it was Jacob Snyder scoring the coveted win in his ’12 Halfscale stopping Ron Klein Jr. who was going for his second time of winning this special race. Jacob put together practically an unbeatable package in the final as he clicked off a great .505 reaction time along with his nearly-perfect 8.003 at 82.10 mph run on is 8.00 dial in. Ron tried to reel him in with his .538 initiated, 7.988 at 82.25 mph run on his 7.95 dial and settled for the runner-up spot. Dunham Hall was the semifinalist.
Jr. Dragster "A"
In Jr. Dragster “A” it was Kimberly Klein taking the win over a red lighting Dunham Hall. Kim had a .548 light and ran a very nice 7.912 at 82.09 mph on her 7.90 dial. Dunham lit the red light with a .468 bulb and wasted his perfect dial in matching 7.950 and settled for the runner up spot. Morgan Bunal was the semifinalist.
Jr. Dragster "B"
Jr. Dragster “B” class racing saw Shane Bingel defeat Gracie Snyder in the money round. Gracie held the reaction time advantage .569 to .593, but Shane ran closer to his dial in with an 11.815 at 51.64 mph on his 11.73 dial. Gracie had to settle for the runner up spot with her 9.012 at 72.57 mph run on her 8.90 dial. Jazmyne Short and Jenna Lipke were the semifinalists.
In Modified it was Fausto Rioscolon stopping Don Leppard in the final. Don held a .540 to.584 starting line advantage, but he ran well off his 10.88 dial with an 11.08 at 116.88 mph run. Fausto ran very close to his 9.79 dial with an 9.827 at 132.36 mph effort. Fred Wieczerak and Rebecca Shaw were the semifinalists.
The Street Trophy final came down to Ted Lewis in his Monte Carlo against Todd Minerd in his Camaro. Ted took the win with his .531 initiated, 12.65 at 106.64 mph run on his 12.64 dial in. Todd had to settle for the runner up spot this week when he broke out with a 12.88 on his 12.90 dial in, his r.t. was .544. Joe Bird made it to the semis for another late round effort.
That’s as far as we got before the rains came, we split the purse for the other class finalists. With the exception of the Bike/Sled Trophy class, the June 24 event for the Super Pro, Pro, Pro MX and Street Money classes are considered completed.
In Super Pro, Terry Scheirer, Scott Popple, Gary Donadio, Kenny Taylor and Mike LaRose Jr. were the remaining competitors when the rains came. The drivers split the payout and each will receive a point for the next round that was to be contested.
In Pro: Anthony Zangari, Eric Sadowski, Gary Rolfe Jr and Mike LaRose split the payouts.
The Pro MX final came down to Ron Dean and Danny Dunn. They split the Winner and Runner-up purses and received $400 each.
Remaining Street Money competitors were Mike Ching, Ted Lewis, Klaus Dieroff and Anthony Zangari.
The Bike/Sled Trophy final was all that remained for the class on Sunday. The final round will be completed on Sunday, July 1st between bike racers Rick "The Rocket" Fies and Brian Moulton.
Next Week at ESTA: The Pro Showdown has $600 to win on the line for our Pro class racers in addition to our regular E.T. Series program.
By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
|Win||Ted Lewis||Monte Carlo
|R-Up||Ron Klein Jr.
|R-Up||Gracie Snyder||Jr. Dragster